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Welcome to the Santa Barbara View

ViewlogoThe Santa Barbara View is Santa Barbara’s online home for information, commentary, and conversation. It’s a website for informed opinion writing and thoughtful analysis about the stories, events, and people that shape Santa Barbara, California. Daily posts are enhanced by an interactive and engaged online audience. is an online magazine focused on the quality-of-life issues, people, places, events, and pastimes that affect our community mosaic. It’s a place for civil, thought-provoking and high-quality public discussion, and a respectful airing of different points of view.

Publishing since 2005, the mission of the award-winning website is to help Keep Santa Barbara Santa Barbara™.

The publishing of accomplished contributors takes place on the Santa Barbara View. If you’d like to share your talents with Santa Barbara,  please email your idea.

The Santa Barbara View
P.O. Box 30651
Santa Barbara, CA 93130-0651

The Comment Policy of the Santa Barbara View:
Moderators will delete or edit comments that include the following transgressions:

  1. Antagonization of a columnist or an editor, who provide free content, in any way, shape or form
  2. Abusive, off-topic, use excessive foul language
  3. An ad hominem attack
  4. Racist, sexist, homophobic and other slurs
  5. Solicitations and/or advertising for other websites
  6. Thread spamming
  7. Inclusion of personal information
  8. Are posted with the explicit intention of provoking other commenters, moderators, editors, or authors
  9. Impersonation of a person or entity

If your comment is flagged by a reader or editor for violating the comment policy (above) all future comments will be sent into the queue for moderation and delayed.

Please do not post copyrighted material or full-text articles from other websites. You may summarize it in your own words and post a link.

DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed in the comments section are not necessarily those of the Santa Barbara View. The editors reserve the right to delete or edit any comments which he/she deems inappropriate. The Santa Barbara View reserves the right to permanently block the IP address of any offending posters. Please avoid threatening, deviant, or illicit postings, as all comments can be traced back to the originating computer and may be subpoenaed by a court of law. Online threats are considered a criminal matter. For those opposed to free speech and who want to subpoena the Santa Barbara View, a court order will be needed before any site material is released.